Charges levied against Harold Williams’ attacker elevated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The US attorneys representing Harold Williams, a Bahamian who was stabbed in the face on March 16, 2019 while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Florida, revealed on Saturday that the charges levied against Williams’ attacker have been elevated from second degree aggravated battery with a deadly weapon to first degree aggravated […]

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RBDF Rangers Instructors intervene to prevent suicide attempt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Instructors of the Rangers program were able to prevent a middle-aged man from committing suicide on Saturday morning. The three Marines; Marine Seaman Cyril Davis, Woman Marine Alexis Strachan and Able Seaman Michael Gibson were part of a security support team that was monitoring approximately 50 […]

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Former BMC chief refutes claim that govt. homes were overpriced

Storr says many homes were “undervalued” and Ferreira must tackle pertinent issues within his ministry NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Alex Storr, the former chairman of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation under the Christie administration, wasted no time on Wednesday to respond to claims made by Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira, as it relates to the true cost of […]

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Obie Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation at Morton Salt”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As negotiations between the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company and the union representing workers remain at an impasse, president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Obie Ferguson, on Wednesday referred to the ongoing situation as one that was very ‘sad’. “It’s a sad situation. Very, very, very sad,” Ferguson told Eyewitness News. “Morton […]

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RBDF apprehends 40 Haitian migrants in southern Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 40 migrants were detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Tuesday morning by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). The RBDF said acting on information received, HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Bertram Bowleg, apprehended a 35-ft Haitian sloop off the […]

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PLP: NSA audit report investigation would be ‘tainted by political bias’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealing earlier this week that the commissioner of police is expected to investigate the findings of a recent audit report into the National Sports Authority (NSA), the opposition Progressive Liberal Party expressed on Tuesday that such an investigation would not be free from […]

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Child Protection Council Chairman commends public, police on abduction arrests

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chairman of the National Child Protection Council, Bishop Arnold Josey told Eyewitness News on Sunday that he was happy to hear that the police had made some headway in solving four of the six alleged abduction cases with the recent arrest of two women over the weekend. “Here is an example of […]

45 foreign nationals apprehended in joint operation

Rights Bahamas calls on Immigration to cease roadblocks and arbitrary detention NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A total of 45 foreign nationals were arrested on Friday, April 5, 2019 during ‘Operation Western Sweep’ – a joint operation of the Department of Immigration, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. A statement released from the […]

Wells: BMA to conduct safety investigation of Grand Bahama shipyard incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of an accident at the dry dock of the Grand Bahama shipyard which injured eight persons, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells said a safety investigation of the incident will be launched by The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA). Chaos erupted at the Grand Bahama shipyard on Monday, […]

Environmentalists concerned about terms of Lighthouse Point HOA

Says HOA reveals project is larger and potentially more damaging than previously described   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Environmental groups BREEF, reEarth, Save the Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas expressed on Thursday that they are deeply concerned with the terms of the Heads of Agreement (HOA) tabled in Parliament last week for the proposed cruise port and […]

BPL to investigate illegal diversion of power with “energy saving devices”

Urges customers to report if they were sold a device to reduce electricity bill or face prosecution   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of electricity being disconnected at several fast food franchises in Grand Bahama for their alleged use of fake energy-saving devices, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said it is presently investigating whether, […]

GB Port Authority investigates fast food power theft allegations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), the regulators of Grand Bahama Power, has launched an independent investigation into the ongoing allegations of power theft involving several fast food franchises and the energy-saving devices that were installed at these restaurants by a GPBA licensee. “The Grand Bahama Port Authority limited wishes to advise […]